Idiopathic lumbar hernia: A case report

Takuya Tsujino, Teruo Inamoto, Tomohisa Matsunaga, Taizo Uchimoto, Kenkichi Saito, Tomoaki Tarai, Koichiro Minami, Kiyoshi Takahara, Hayahito Nomi, Haruhito Azuma

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A 68-year-old woman, complained of an indolent lump about 60 × 70 mm in size in the left lower back. We conducted a computed tomography scan, which exhibited a hernia of Gerota's fascia-commonly called superior lumbar hernia. In the right lateral position, the hernia contents were observed to attenuate, hence only closure of the hernial orifice was conducted by using Kugel patch, without removal of the hernia sack. Six months after the surgery, she has had no relapse of the hernia. Superior lumbar hernia, which occurs in an anatomically brittle region in the lower back, is a rare and potentially serious disease. The urologie surgeon should bear in mind this rarely seen entity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-453
Number of pages5
JournalActa Urologica Japonica
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 11-2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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